The passenger called 911 because Lyft driver refused to turn the music on
Author: Paul Cote
Lyft cars US news incidents of racism
An unpleasant story happened with an employee of the company Lyft, Sean Pepcom Lettmann.
The man was faced with angry passengers, which he took from the gay club in Manhattan. The conflict began after the driver refused to turn the music on. Customers called Lyft racist against LGBT people, and one of the passengers called the dispatcher 911.
When clients started to behave provocatively, Lettman began to record them on video. At the same time on his car there is a sign informing about the possibility of shooting. Realizing that the driver began to record everything that happens, in the Trinity of men even more angry. It was then that Robert Ortiz, one of the main figurants of scandal, called 911.
During a conversation with the service Manager, the man said that he illegally filmed. The client claimed that he is a supporter of trump, and the driver discriminare the rights of sexual minorities.
According to Ortiz, a fellow Lyft also asked him extra for something that will turn on the music. Thus the man constantly insulted the driver, using the “N-word”. It is also worth noting a very calm reaction of Lettman, who in no way provoked the development of the conflict.
“I know my legal rights as a US citizen who voted for trump. I came out of the gay club, and this driver was racist, hostile to gays, “said Robert Ortiz.
When the conflict became known to the leadership of Lyft, the company has suspended the license of Sean Letman. However, the man has launched an information campaign in their support. The driver created a page on the popular charity platform GoFundMe, where she explained the situation and posted a video.
When the conflict became known to the leadership of Lyft, the company has suspended the license of Sean Letman. Photo: GoFundMe
As told Lettman, he did so in order to compensate for the lost earnings, but also because of fears of a possible trial. In the end, people gathered for the driver, $41 thousand
As for his professional activities, Lyft already has restored the license and expressed support for Sean Letman. The account of Robert Ortiz was permanently closed, and in the future it is unlikely to be able to use the services of the carrier.
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